Resident Paper & Poster Competition

Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition | Resident Poster Competition

The Gerard V. Yu, DPM Scientific Paper Competition and 2024 Resident Poster Competition will be held during the 108th Annual Ohio Foot and Ankle Scientific Seminar. 

This is an opportunity for active resident members of the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association to showcase their talent and hard work in the presentation of their research.

2023 competition finalists received over $3,000 in cash and prizes!

About Dr. Yu
"Dr. Gerard Yu’s life was a living testament to embody the highest standards and principles of both professional and personal conduct, while achieving nationally the highest standards of medical and surgical proficiency with an ongoing and continual dedication to excellence.”
- Dr. Bruce Blank, Past President of OHFAMA and a former student of Dr. Yu

Scientific Paper Competition

Residents who are OHFAMA members in good standing may submit a paper. Paper submitted by non-members will not be accepted.

Paper submissions must be postmarked by Friday, February 9, 2024. To apply:

  • Complete the one-page application and mail with your paper submission to the OFAMF
  • Submit a copy of the paper with title pages that indicate the title ONLY
  • Carefully review your submission paper to make sure that any references to a residency program or director are removed
  • Papers must be HIPAA compliant to protect patient identity on films or pathology reports

2024 Paper Competition Application and Instructions

Scientific Poster Competition

Residents who are OHFAMA members in good standing may submit a poster. Posters submitted by non-members will not be accepted.

If you would like your research to be considered for presentation at the 2024 Annual Ohio Foot and Ankle Scientific Seminar email your poster information by February 9, 2024.

  • Your application and abstract may be submitted to OFAMF via email to
  • Remember, not all submissions are accepted.
  • Notification regarding acceptance of posters will be emailed by April 17, 2024.

Finalists will be asked to do a brief 5 minute presentation during the 2024 Annual Seminar after the Scientific Paper Competition at the Columbus Hilton at Easton during the 108th Annual Foot and Ankle Scientific Seminar.

Poster Competition Guidelines

 Poster Competition Application

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2023 Paper Competition Finalists:

Zachary Hill, DPM; Dominick Casciato, DPM, AACFAS; Daniel DeGenova, DO; Jia Bao Lin, DO; Tucker Peabody, DO; Nolan Schmitz, DO; Benjamin Taylor, MD                 
Association Between Pronation External Rotation IV Fracture Pattern and Regional Bone Density

Alex Bischoff, DPM; Zachary Hill, DPM; Ross Groeschel, DPM; Scot Malay, DPM, FACFAS; Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS                                                                       
Current Considerations and Trends of the Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy Among Prominent Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Ryan Stone, DPM; Tung Dao, DPM; Zachary Hill, DPM; D. Scott Malay, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS                                                                                               
Defining the Structures at Risk and an Anatomical Safe Zone for Percutaneous Antegrade Subtalar Joint Fixation with a Single Screw: A Cadaveric Study

Joseph Brown, DPM; Zachary Hill, DPM; Alex Bischoff, DPM; Robert Mendicino DPM, FACFAS; Krisanna Deppen, MD                                                                                   
Perioperative Pain Management in Opioid Tolerant and Opioid Use Disorder Patients: Considerations for the Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Lucas Adams, DPM; Mark Razzante, DPM; Clayton Cassidy, BS; Nevin Joseph, BS; Christina Pratt, DPM                                                                                                         
Surgical Site infection Rate from Office-Based and Foot and Ankle Surgeries: A Retrospective Analysis


2023 Poster Competition Finalists:

Alex Pilkinton, DPM; Suhail Masadeh, DPM; Michael Liette, DPM                                                                                                                                             
Considerations for Surgical Resection of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Foot

Alex Pilkinton, DPM; Suhail Masadeh, DPM; Michael Liette, DPM                                                                                                                                                           
Induced Membrane Technique with Non Vascularized Fibular Bone Autograft Arthrodesis for 1st MTPJ Joint Salvage Following Septic Arthritis

Ryan Stone, DPM, AACFAS; Dominic Casciato, DPM, AACFAS; Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS
Soft Tissue Structures at Risk with a Percutaneous Focal Dome Osteotomy: A Cadaver Study

Tung Dao, DPM MS; Ryan Stone, DPM; Daniel DeGenova, DO; Trent Davis, BS; Benjamin Taylor, MD                                                                                                               
Talar Neck Fracture with Medial Bone Void Treated with Cervical Spine Allograft

Ryan Stone, DPM, AACFAS; Ross Groeschel, DPM; Alexandra Black, DPM, AACFAS; Amanda Quisno, DPM                                                                                               
Treatment of a Posterior Calcaneal Defect in the Multimorbid Patient: A Description of the Orthoplastic Approach